The metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a common disorder, where systemic insulin-resistance is associated with increased risk for type 2 diabetes (T2D) and cardiovascular disease. Identifying genetic traits influencing risk and progression of MetS is important. We and others previously reported a functional HMGA1 gene variant, rs146052672, predisposing to T2D. Here we investigated the association of rs146052672 variant with MetS and related components. In a case-control study from Italy and Turkey, increased risk of MetS was seen among carriers of the HMGA1 variant. In the larger Italian cohort, this variant positively correlated with BMI, hyperglycemia and insulin-resistance, and negatively correlated with serum HDL-cholesterol. Association between rs146052672 variant and MetS occurred independently of T2D, indicating that HMGA1 gene defects play a pathogenetic role in MetS and other insulin-resistance-related conditions. Overall, our results indicate that the rs146052672 variant represents an early predictive marker of MetS, as well as a predictive tool for therapy.

A polymorphism of HMGA1 is associated with increased risk of metabolic syndrome and related components

Pavia M;
2013

Abstract

The metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a common disorder, where systemic insulin-resistance is associated with increased risk for type 2 diabetes (T2D) and cardiovascular disease. Identifying genetic traits influencing risk and progression of MetS is important. We and others previously reported a functional HMGA1 gene variant, rs146052672, predisposing to T2D. Here we investigated the association of rs146052672 variant with MetS and related components. In a case-control study from Italy and Turkey, increased risk of MetS was seen among carriers of the HMGA1 variant. In the larger Italian cohort, this variant positively correlated with BMI, hyperglycemia and insulin-resistance, and negatively correlated with serum HDL-cholesterol. Association between rs146052672 variant and MetS occurred independently of T2D, indicating that HMGA1 gene defects play a pathogenetic role in MetS and other insulin-resistance-related conditions. Overall, our results indicate that the rs146052672 variant represents an early predictive marker of MetS, as well as a predictive tool for therapy.
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